Swaziland new 10-lilangeni note (B236) confirmed

On 24 July 2017, the Central Bank of Swaziland began issuing a green 10-lilangeni note to reduce confusion between the preceding blue 10-lilangeni note and South Africa’s blue 100-rand note (B770), which also circulates in Swaziland. Aside from the color change and addition of the text VISION 2022 (a reference to social programs designed to transform Swaziland into a “first world” nation by that year) vertically at right front and left back, the note is identical in design to the preceding issues. However, there are discrepancies in the bank’s own promotional material as to whether security and sight-impaired features have changed.

Because the current 200-lilangeni note is also green, that denomination will be redesigned to avoid confusion with this new note. The 100-lilangeni is also expected to be redesigned for unspecified reasons. These larger denominations are scheduled for introduction on 1 January 2018.


Courtesy of Hermann Huber.